Challenge 3 for the Student Blogging activity hosted supported by Edublogs is all about comments. While taking part in the 30 days to kick start your blog challenge, and as I continue to write here, I have realized how important comments and conversation is. However, on our class web site, students do not comment that often. Usually, they only comment on posts when they have questions about a particular assignment.
I was also curious about how often my kids are commenting (and checking the class web site), so I created a poll, and embedded it in our class site. You can see the results below. (The more than 10 times vote is mine!)
Basically, I need to find ways to engage my students more with commenting on our class site. I guess that means I need to explain in class my expectations and also pose questions that easily lead to conversation. This is something I will be working on over the next few weeks. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
Finally, many of my students were asking me for more information about the student blogging challenge, and so I created the image chart below to help answer some of those questions.